Monday, July 11, 2011

Academic workers' comp

"What did you do?  Poke yourself with a pencil?  Massive paper cut?"  My mother laughed after I told her I got injured at work last week.

This particular injury of mine was quite the gusher.  It was a pretty dumb injury, so I didn't bother going to the ER (although it probably could have used a stitch or two).

Dumbness aside, it actually WAS work-related.  And I've had students do all kinds of things to themselves in lab (mostly unintentionally).

What's the worst on-the-job injury you've seen/had?  And does anyone take it seriously when you come home and say "honey, I hurt myself in the classroom....again" ?